Nicole Messuri MFT, BCBA
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Nicole Messuri, has more than a decade of experience in treating clinical and behavioral issues. Nicole is skilled in treating child, teen, and adult depression and anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders (divorce, life transitions, stress management, etc.), trauma, and couples/family relational problems. She also has extensive training and experience in treating specific problem behaviors and the social-emotional needs related to ADHD, Autism, and other related disorders. She has had a special interest in the implementation of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) through specific behavioral programs to improve emotional self-regulation, flexible thinking, impulse control, and self-awareness. This interest has led her to the development of her practice in DBT.
Prior to receiving her Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University and her Board Certification in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from the University of North Texas, Nicole studied holistic nutrition and naturopathy at the Academy of Healing Arts in Atlanta and the International College of Naturopathy in Santa Barbara. She later earned a Multiple Subject K-5 Elementary Teaching Credential and worked as a first and fourth grade teacher for LAUSD. She has held various positions over the past 12 years in Los Angeles and in Orange County, as a psychotherapist and, as a clinical and behavioral supervisor using her expertise and background in holistic health, education, ABA, and psychology to individually tailor therapeutic problems that address the needs of each client.
Nicole’s treatment approach is compassionate, strength-based, non-judgmental, and holistic. She examines social, emotional, and behavioral issues, as well as, lifestyle habits that impact mood and behavior. Nicole’s caring approach and strong belief in her clients’ capacity to build healthier relationships with themselves and others promotes an atmosphere of acceptance, self-compassion, and positive change.